North Shore Times : February 17th 2011
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Normal trading hours Mon - Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm. All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin NST17/2 Greville Road, Albany Ph (09) 475 5271 174 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead Ph (09) 419 8006 Cnr Kitchener & Shakespeare Roads, Milford Ph (09) 489 8964 343 Albany Highway North Harbour Ph (09) 448 5569 Fresh Round Beans $1.99bag Large Rockmelon & Honey Dew $2.99ea Agria Potatoes $7.99bag Navel Oranges $1.99kg Spring Onions 79¢bunch New Season Nashi Pears $2.99kg Fresh Tomatoes $3.49kg 300g Large Watermelon $3.99ea 5kg Shore roadworks a 'worry' By LIZ WILLIS MP WAYNE Mapp is nervous about future Shore roading projects because of the slow pace of work on Lake Rd in Takapuna. What are we going to learn from this? Are the rest of the projects on the North Shore going to be on the same timeframe?'' Dr Mapp says. I personally think it's bad planning. It's been a very long drawn out process with significant delays and a hiatus between stages,'' he says. It's just frustrating to see month after month or year after year. Anywhere else in the world this project would have been finished by now.'' In contrast work on major motorway projects like the Victoria Park tunnel have pushed ahead at an incred- ible pace, Dr Mapp says. He urges Auckland Trans- port to learn from the mistakes on the Lake Rd project. Dr Mapp says it's frustrat- ing lessons weren't learned from the Esmonde Rd upgrade project that also frustrated motorists. In fact work has progressed even slower in Lake Rd, he says. How will the city progress effectively when it takes so long to do jobs that in the scheme of things are not com- plex.'' People rightly feel that work on Lake Rd has been going on for years, Dr Mapp. Work on the Esmonde Rd/ Lake Rd intersection ran from April 2007 to October 2008, then work on infra- structure started in 2009 causing further disruption, he says. Work stopped over summer 2009/2010 before stage two kicked off in March last year with work not due to finish until mid-2010. Lifeguards save a life on circumnavigation On dry land: Jason Harvey from Browns Bay was one of six lifeguards circumnavigating New Zealand. He's pictured after arriving at Paekakariki. Photo: ANDREW GORRIE/DOMINION POST By LISA HONEYBONE Three Shore lifeguards set a New Zealand record circumnavigating the country in Inflatable Rescue Boats and even performed a rescue along the way. Jason Harvey, 23 of Browns Bay and Blake Ingram, 23 of Greenhithe were part of a team of six surf lifesavers who undertook the 5200km journey. Jason Glew, 22, from Devonport, was a reserve driver. They were joined by fellow Muriwai members Ash Matuschka, Andrew Lancaster, Matt Buswell and Antony Morgan of Papamoa. Team leader Ash says they happened to be on a remote beach on the East Coast that they weren't even planning to stop at when a young guy ran up to them saying his girlfriend was stuck in a rip. Two lifeguards went to her rescue. By the time they picked her up she was breathing some of her last breaths, he says. If we hadn't been there she wouldn't have survived.'' The team arrived back at the Auckland Viaduct on January 7 having completed the 40-day journey in 34 days. They were the first to com- plete a full circumnavigation of the country in an inflatable craft under four metres. Visit www.sixsurflife guards.org.nz for more information. Go to www.northshore times.co.nz to see the lifeguards interviewed.
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